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Survey shows graduate employment could rise

Published: Thursday, 04 February 2010   Category: All Graduate job news

Employers could be returning to graduate recruitment in 2010 according to a survey of leading HR chiefs by London law firm Speechly Bircham and King's College London HRM Learning Board.

It predicts that staff turnover is set to rise in the coming months as disgruntled employees unhappy with their working conditions decide to move on.

Some 44 per cent of respondents said they expected some increase in workforce size in the next year, while, crucially, 19 per cent said they were hoping for an increase in graduate recruitment in 2010, compared with just seven per cent who did in 2009.

Richard Martin, employment partner at Speechly Bircham, said: "Our survey shows the majority of employers are expecting a gradual move towards calmer economic waters where the onus is less on cost saving and more on re-engaging with staff."

Yesterday, research in the Report on Jobs from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation and KPMG showed that demand for staff has grown at its highest rate for nearly three years.ADNFCR-1068-ID-19598474-ADNFCR

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